Google updated the logo and appearance of the robot for the first time in 4 years

Google updated the logo and appearance of the robot for the first time in 4 years
The famous OS mascot switched to 3D format, became more dynamic and changed the font. Here are the details of the Android robot upgrade.

Google decided that the previous image of the OS mascot, the Android robot, did not fully reflect the company's principles, so it received a new visual style that symbolizes the connection between Android devices and Google services. The new solution embodies "the freedom of people to create on their own terms" and also reflects "individual passions, personality and context," the company noted in a blog post.

Android robot

The first reports about this appeared back in June at the I/O 2023 conference, when its participants were presented with an Android volumetric head model and the future transformations of the logo were announced.

The well-known green robot received a 3D body, a more expressive image and a broader ability to interact with users. Now, depending on the circumstances, it can be presented in various colors, created from different materials and occasionally come with unexpected accessories. Moreover, the static talisman has become dynamic and even, according to the creators, has learned to show character, playful and restless.

It is worth mentioning that the creators have worked not only on the head, but also on the robot’s body to enable it to move between the virtual and real worlds, although its exact meaning is yet to be specified.

The very spelling of the word "Android" has changed, which previously began with a small letter. Now it is written with a capital “A”, which, according to the designers, gives solidity to the brand name and allows it to look decent next to the Google logo. The styles of the letters, as a whole, have not forgotten either: they receive “more curves and individuality”.

This is not the first time that the font has changed its appearance: 4 years ago, the company chose to abandon its green color, which was poorly perceived by visually impaired people in favor of black, but the current changes are more global and iconic.

The first animations with the robot can be seen on the official Google blog today. On ordinary Android devices, the transformed mascot should appear before the end of 2023, so there is not much time left to wait.
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